List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Medical Marijuana Bill Stopped in its Tracks

06.05.15 | Bill Price

Despite growing support, one lawmaker is stalling efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 3 overwhelmingly passed the Senate and now it is in the House Health Committee. According to the chairman, that’s where the ...

Pennsylvania Senators To Introduce Internet Gambling Bill

06.04.15 | Bill Price

Republican state senators in Pennsylvania are preparing to introduce legislation to allow Internet gambling. The forthcoming bill was advertised Wednesday by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and three other Republicans. Their memo to ...

PA Senate Advances 4 Bills Aimed At Protecting Animals

06.04.15 | Bill Price

Bills to restrict tethering of dogs and other animal protection measures are moving forward in the Pennsylvania Legislature. The state Senate on Wednesday voted for a bill that would prevent people from tethering their dogs in severe weather or ...

Lawmakers Call PA Gerrymandered: Say They’re Working On Reform

06.03.15 | Bill Price

The constitution says legislative districts are to be compact and contiguous and keep communities of interest intact. Apparently, Pennsylvania needs better artists when it comes to drawing boundaries for congressional and state legislative ...

Wolf’s Pick For Police Commissioner Goes Before Senate Panel

06.03.15 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police will go before skeptical Republican senators who, like the troopers’ union, have asked the Democratic governor to withdraw Col. Marcus Brown as his nominee. Brown’s ...

Pa. lawmakers push same-day voter registration

06.02.15 | Bob Price

State lawmakers are pushing legislation that would allow Pennsylvanians to vote on the same day they register. Pennsylvania would become the 13th state to permit same-day voter registration under House Bill 13. Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro (D-Erie) and ...

Pa. House says no, 193-0, to Gov. Wolf's tax plan

06.02.15 | Bob Price

House Republicans called up Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's tax-shifting plan on Monday, and the House shot it down by a unanimous vote. Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, called the vote on an amendment that contained Wolf's tax plan “a ...

Pocono Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Health Plan Merger

06.01.15 | Bob Price

A major medical merger is in the works in the Poconos. Pocono Medical Center is merging with the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Employees at Pocono Medical Center found out Thursday morning that their employer signed a letter of intent to merge ...

State College Ranked Best Town In Pennsylvania

06.01.15 | Bob Price

Residents already knew the secret, but it’s out now: State College is the best town in Pennsylvania. In the 2015 rankings from Niche, State College topped the state list for “best towns” and came in at 14th in the nation. Niche ...

Pa. lawmaker wants state to regulate tattoo shops

05.29.15 | Bob Price

If you want to cut and dye hair in Pennsylvania, you need a license. “I had to attend a beauty school for 1,250 hours and at the end of the 1,250 hours I had to apply to take a state board exam, written and practical,” said Jessica ...

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